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n.1.That part of moral philosophy which treats of virtue, its nature, and the means of attaining to it.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(19.) Clausen (1994, 136) notes only that Vergil is adapting the language of Hellenistic aretology to a Roman context.
This section includes such themes as "the Importance of Moses in Classical Antiquity," "Philo's Audience," "Philo's Moses as an Aretology (study of virtue) and Encomium (praise)," "Philo's Knowledge of Oral Tradition," that is, the rabbis, and" Philo as a Midrashist."
'Mystery Religions, Aretology and the Ancient Novel', in: Schme-ling, G.